OSSLT for Secondary Students in 2022-23

We want to update you on our plans for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) this year. About the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) All students must successfully complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) in order to earn a secondary school diploma. The test is normally taken in grade 10, however […]

Celebrating Custodial Appreciation Day

Today is Custodial Appreciation Day. We want to express our gratitude to the custodians and maintenance staff who work tirelessly to make sure Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) schools and offices are clean, safe and well-maintained. During the pandemic, these hard-working individuals played a critical role. No matter the time of day, they made […]

Waterloo Region District School Board Confirms Some Student Information Involved in Cyber Incident

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) confirms that some information in the student grade database was impacted by the July 10 cyber incident. The data involved included information for some students enrolled in the 2006-07 through 2012-13 academic years. Given the years involved, the vast majority of individuals are former students. Social insurance numbers, […]

$58,000 in Bursaries Awarded to 50+ Co-Op Students

58 Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Co-operative Education students are about to receive $1,000 each. These awards are thanks to the Learn and Work and Skilled Trade Bursary Programs. That works out to $58,000 in bursaries to support students as they explore the career options available to them. Co-operative Education students from across the […]

Woodworking Co-Op Offers the Tangible Benefits of Experiential Learning

“There’s nothing like sitting on the chair you’ve built.” Casey Herfuth likes a good challenge and loves working with hands. So, when the Grade 11 student at Preston High School (PHS) was offered a co-op placement at Steel and Timber Designs in Cambridge, he jumped at the opportunity. He earned high school credits, while gaining […]

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